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Neville Callam

I continue to be intrigued by a report that emerged in the wake of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, Oct. 4-25, 2015. The report alleges that, on Oct. 12, 2015, near the start of the synod, 13 cardinals, including New York’s Timothy Dolan, delivered a letter […] Read More

Neville Callam is the general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance. Neville’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and news articles by the BWA staff are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? The north of Jamaica. 2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? […] Read More

On July 22, thousands of Baptists will assemble in Durban, South Africa, for the 21st Baptist World Congress. When they stand on African soil – some for the first time – they will joyfully recall the efforts made by certain Baptist Christians in the African diaspora who were convinced that part of their Christian obligation […] Read More

This July, the continent of Africa will host the Baptist World Congress for the first time. Baptists of Africa in general and of South Africa in particular, will joyfully welcome the participants who come to the congress for worship and renewal, study and reflection, fellowship and networking. In preparation for the event, one African Baptist […] Read More

Neville Callam is the general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance. Neville’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and news articles by the BWA staff are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? The north of Jamaica. 2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? […] Read More

When representatives of Baptist organizations associated with the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) convene their annual gathering, they are keenly aware that they assemble as God’s people on mission. Because of this, corporate worship occupies a special place in their meeting. As the Covenant on Intra-Baptist Relations (CIBR) states, “All BWA meetings take place within a […] Read More

Between 1993 and 2006, I participated in many conferences in Europe. The location of these meetings offered me the opportunity to experience something of the life of diverse monastic communities on the continent, which I found to be profoundly enriching. On the occasions when I attended meetings in Annecy, France, I was able to join […] Read More

Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam declared that Baptists need to take a resolute and strong stance against racism. Callam, who delivered the second annual Sam Sharpe Lecture on “The Deconstruction of Race” in the United Kingdom in October, said the notion of race is a social construct not based on scientific reality. […] Read More

Decades ago, in her influential book on lying, philosopher Sisela Bok asserted that lying has implications for the morality of the choices we make in both private and public life. In the main, Bok advanced strong arguments for the adoption of the principle of veracity. Is this a principle that we honor in our various […] Read More

My heart was broken when I discovered that one of my former professors, John Rawls, one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, stumbled in his faith when he came up against the problem of evil. He seemed to have lost his way as he tried and failed to come to terms with the […] Read More